Board Equalization Member Jerome Horton (file photo)

Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Jerome E. Horton joins Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang, City of Norwalk Mayor Jennifer Perez, and President/CEO Hyepin Im of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) in hosting the Norwalk Nonprofit Empowerment and Exemption Symposium and Expo on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

The Symposium, designed to help nonprofit and faith-based organizations grow and prosper in their work serving local communities, will be held at the Norwalk City Hall Council Chambers, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“California nonprofits and faith-based organizations will learn strategies and techniques on capitalizing on available tax credits, exemptions, and wealth building concepts to help them achieve their missions,” Member Horton said.

Featured speakers at the event will include Assessor Prang; Jennifer Perez, Mayor, City of Norwalk; and a host of experts including keynote speaker Tieko Nejon Wilson, founder, Tieko Nejon Wilson, LLC;  Fernando Gaytan, managing attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Zennia Harris, vice-president, Union Bank; Ira Handelman, president, Handelman Consulting, Inc.; Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, executive director, Local Initiative Support Corporation; Michael Banner, president and CEO, Los Angeles LDC Community Development Financial Advisors; David Lee, founder and chief executive of Rogue Red; Michele Myers-Heard, account manager, Southern California Edison; Heather Tunis, senior strategist, Center for Nonprofit Management; Anthony Sykes, representing the IRS; Zenaida Espanola, acting chief, Exemptions and Public Services Division, Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office; Audrey Rowe, CPA, Exempt Organizations and Nonprofits Unit, Franchise Tax Board (FTB); Amie Kumkom, senior tax compliance representative, Employment Development Department; Member Horton; and Hyepin Im, president/CEO, FACE.

The Symposium will feature presentations and panel discussions on Affordable Housing and Development, Funding Opportunities, and Tax Essentials for Faith Based and Nonprofit Organizations: Capitalizing on Tax Laws and Exemptions.

The Symposium’s Expo will offer additional valuable information to attendees, provided by representatives from Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, Internal Revenue Service, FACE, Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, Union Bank, Southern California Edison, Center for Nonprofit Management, and California Association of Nonprofits.

“I am pleased to join with Board Member Horton and FACE in providing the resources that our community service organizations, faith-based institutions, and other not-for-profit agencies rely upon in order to serve the people of Los Angeles County,” Assessor Prang said. “These organizations serve as a vital safety net, and it is my hope that the information and tools provided by my office will translate to the empowerment of our underserved communities.”

“As a nonprofit dedicated to equipping leaders and building their capacity, FACE is pleased to partner with BOE Member Jerome Horton and County Assessor Jeffrey Prang on this exciting summit,” FACE President/CEO Hyepin Im said. “For all the nonprofit and faith leaders who are always helping others but often do not have the time or resources to help themselves, we invite you to come and be inspired, renewed and be better equipped in your work and service!”

The Nonprofit Empowerment and Exemption Symposium is free to attend, and parking is also free. You may register online at or call 805-654-2161 for more information.